Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Old New Treasure

We have a new to us old treasure that is wonderful!
It belonged to DH's grandmother.
Aunt Dot who is 92 ,the baby of the family , says it has been in the kitchen as long as she can recall.
Sadly she does not know it's history or how it came to be at the farm.
It is not perfect and has been altered but we LOVE it anyway just as it is!

Too be valued and used all these many long years is amazing!

Tin in the upper doors and original door knob.
Key hole with lock.

Drawer pulls are not original.
Aunt Dot replaced them many years ago.

Inside left door a hook.

This holds the upper doors shut.
Can see how well used it is!

Now this is the shelf supports.
Have not seen this before.

A long bolt goes from the front to back.

Held in place with a wing nut I believe it is called.
Has a shelf in the upper part and one in lower part.

We think this may be the price someone was selling it for..6.50 or 7.00 it says!
No it is not in pristine condition and must be handled with care but a family treasure none the less!!
I love old primitive farm pieces! Poor folks furniture!
Has more character to me then show pieces that never were used!
Our home is small and we are running out of space for more treasures!
I reckon from now on we as in 'me' will have to think carefully on bringing in any more biggish treasures!!
Oh dear!

6 comments:

  1. I love it!!! Treasure it!!! Nothing like a family piece that knows all the family secrets!!! Often wish piece I have could talk and tell me about the previous generations who were the former caretakers of it!.

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  2. Oh what a lovely treasure - and to have it come from the family is even better.

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  3. I love it, wish we had family pieces like that is our family.

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  4. You would have to pay some serious money for a cupboard like that here. What afabulous piece! ann :-)

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  5. What an amazing new/old 'friend' you have inherited....keeping things in the family is part of our history & your's sure speaks...wow..92 year old Gramma's gift to yall...sweet. :o)

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